Monday, February 6, 2017

Prayers for the Persecuted - Adnan Prince

After spending more than three years in jail, a Christian accused of blasphemy, and facing the death penalty, was granted bail by the Supreme Court in Lahore on 1 Feb.

Adnan Prince has been imprisoned in Lahore’s district jail since November 2013 after he was accused by a work colleague of insulting Islam, the Qur’an and Islam’s prophet.

The three-man bench, headed by Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, ordered the release of Prince, a resident of Lahore, against a bail bond worth Rs300,000 (around $3,000).

Similar cases have been known to take as long as seven years to reach trial. Perhaps the most famous on-going “blasphemy” case is that of Aasiya Noreen (also known as Asia Bibi), who was sentenced to death for insulting Islam in 2009 and still remains in jail, awaiting a delayed final appeal hearing by the Supreme Court.

As Christians, we must continue praying for our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for their faith. Continue praying!

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